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Les Rencontres Trans Musicales

Les Rencontres Trans Musicales (generally referred as Les Transmusicales de Rennes or Les Trans) is the name of the three day music festival held every year in December, in Rennes, France. Ever since its inception, the festival has been renowned for anticipating some of the hottest acts in music. It has become one of the key musical events in Europe, reaching attendance levels of 30,000 people and appreciated by critics and professionals in the industry.

The festival mostly showcases the best of contemporary rock, post-punk, along with smatterings of electronica, and pop.

Capacity: 
62000

Levitation

Levitation Festival is a two-day music festival held at Le Chabada in Angers, France in early Autumn.

It is the sister festival of Austin Psych Fest and its first universal enterprise. It is set to be held on September 20th and 21st 2013 for the first time, a few months after Austin Psych Fest.

2013 Lineup

The Black Angels, Dead skeletons, Dead Meadow, Beak, Damo Suzuki, Night beat, Wall OF Death, Tamikrest, Camera, Lola Colt.

The full line-up is expected to be announced in late July.

Location: 
Angers, France
Cost: 
Two Day Pass - €40; Single Day Pass - TBA
Capacity: 
900

Les Vieilles Charrues

Les Vieilles Charrues Festival is an annual music festival held on the outskirts of the city of Carhaix, Western Brittany, France in mid-July, established in 1992.

Though originally held in Landelau, Les Vielles Charrues soon outgrew its tiny venue, to become the largest music festival in France, moving to Carhaix in 1995, first occupying the city centre, and later moving to its outskirts due to further space constraints in 1998.

Every year, over 200,000 festival goers flock to the festivals' venue, next to the Chateau Kerampuil, over the course of its four days.

Location: 
France
Cost: 
Day Pass (Thursday) - €51; Day Pass (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) - €41; 3 Day Pass (F,S & S) - €106; 4 Day Pass - €155
Capacity: 
55,000

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival is an annual awards and film festival which has been running since 1946. Similar to The Oscars, the event is heavily covered by the press, and is used for many as an indicator of upcoming films and features to see.

How to get into Cannes Film Festival

In terms of attendance, The festival is mostly reserved for film professionals and those working in the industry, making it an often invite-only or accredited press event.

If you want to get a film into the selection there are various options available too, read the following articles:

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

Pitchfork Festival in Paris is a three day event which, similair to the ethos of it's creators, aims to showcase independent and rising music. Met with great success, Pitchfork Paris will be taking over the entirety of Grande Halle de la Villette, a stunning 19th century glass and metal structure that stands in the centre of the Parc de la Villette - the city's largest public cultural park.

Location: 
Grande halle de la Villette, Paris, France
Cost: 
3 day pass – €129.90 + booking fee

Basscamp Festival

Basscamp is a new music festival set to launch in Morzine, France this year. Taking place during the start of April, this will be the first electronic music and snowsports festival of it's kind, ever to take place in The Alps of Morzine

Line-up

2012 line-up, news, rumours and updates

Acts confirmed so far include Foamo, The Correspodents, A.Skills and High Rankin. To view the line-up as it is updated click here

Location: 
Morzine, France
Cost: 
Starts from £100

Paris Jazz Festival

A Good Festival for... Jazz in the setting of Paris' botanical gardens.

==Paris Jazz Festival Cultural Overview==
Taking place at the Parc Floral de Paris over most of June and the whole of July, the Paris Jazz Festival is a huge celebration of jazz music, and with concerts happening every weekend is a jazz festival well worth visiting.

==Current Paris Jazz Festival Lineup==

Location: 
Parc Floral de Paris, Paris, France
Cost: 
€5 per day; €20 season pass. Under 25's half price.
Capacity: 
Unknown

Garorock

Garorock is France's premier rock and electro festival, taking place over one weekend in Marmande in the south-west of the country, and has run since 1997.

The Parc des Expositions in Marmande welcomes Garorock Festival for a three day affair which welcomes French and international talent alike for a springtime musical extravaganza.

The name Garorock is a play on the word Garonne (river that passes to Marmande) and rock.

Location: 
Marmande, France
Cost: 
€33 day ticket/€80 weekend ticket (includes camping)
Capacity: 
50,000